Journeyman Distillery wedding. Whiskey, whips, corsets and weddings. Grainery, Warren Hall are beautiful events venues.

Journeyman Distillery wedding | Three Oaks, MI | Natalie and Eric

The journeyman!

What a space! Natalie and Eric hosted their Journeyman Distillery wedding in Three Oaks, Michigan. We love Michigan weddings Journeyman is actually a distillery, restaurant and event venue all under one roof. The wedding and reception took place in Warren Hall one of three event spaces on the third floor. The upstairs event areas are full of natural light which are perfect for cinematography. Everything about the space was warm, inviting and full of character. The building space was originally the feather bone factory, a corset and buggy whip maker some 100 years ago and still bears old industrial remnants as reminders of that. The bottom floor of the space is the Staymaker restaurant, whiskey distillery and store. If you enjoy the sweet smell of hash brewing and the savory aroma of food on the grill you’ll love this place. I liked the chill vibe of the restaurant and whiskey bar with tasting tours going on. You might think a wedding wouldn’t want to share a building with a restaurant full of strangers but that’s kind of the culture of an up scale distillery. People, food and drink and social interaction. The Journeyman is known for it’s excellent whiskey and having special drinks & whiskey on site is a boon for many wedding guests.

The wedding!

Bride and groom got prepped on site, did their first look in an empty bar on the 1st floor. Then we went upstairs to the venue where we enjoyed their photo session in the Grainery. They had a beautiful ceremony right at sunset we could watch through the windows. Then it was a room flip from ceremony to reception while guests enjoyed cocktails nearby. Floral and event design by Snapdragon designs and Cyndi Basker from Celebrated Events. Guests enjoyed day of party favors, catering and drinks by Journeyman. A nice advantage of having a restaurant/distillery in house! The sights and sounds of Natalie and Eric’s wedding were absolutely lovely. We had a fantastic time seeing their event unfold in before our eyes and our cameras! Eric was a former professional soccer player and he and his friends put some of the energy and endurance required for soccer towards their dancing! It was a wild dance floor let me tell you.

From their first look when we arrived to getting down on the dance floor Natalie & Eric’s energy and chemistry together was amazing. Congrats to the new Mr and Mrs. Gehrig!

Snapdragon Designs Flowers  

Celebrated Events Planning & Design

DJ Entertainment Toast & Jam Dj’s 

Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions

Videography for a Riverside Terrace wedding filmed in Mishawaka, Indiana. Reception and Ceremony location beside the Elkhart River.

Riverside Terrace Wedding! Eliza and Frank Married in Mishawaka, Ind.

What a lovely Riverside Terrace wedding for Eliza and Frank! I had filmed at the venue many events in our earlier years doing business but hadn’t for so long 8 years to be precise. I was beginning to wonder if we would get the chance again someday? So I was pumped when Eliza told me this was their venue and that it was updated!

We started the day at Eliza’s grandparents home in Michigan on their 1000 acre ranch where Eliza recalled spending a lot of her time as a child. It was not only a great place to get ready but provided beautiful setting for their photos and video. After getting all ready they had a lot of fun first looks. First with the girls seeing Eliza. Followed soon by Eliza seeing her dad and finishing strong with an emotional first look between Eliza and Frank. There were many beautiful moments but it was hard to top the couples heartfelt notes to one another. Their ceremony and reception venue the beautifully rennovated Riverside Terrace located along the Elkhart River in Mishawaka, Indiana. The space was nicely arranged and provided a lovely setting for their event. Check out this Short Film of their wedding day!

Daniel’s Vineyard Indianapolis Wedding Videographer for {Molly and Zach}

There are often striking similarities between schedules and locations during our wedding season. This year we had two couples in back to back weekends get married at St. Louis De Montfort Church in Fishers, IN. I think it’s God’s way of telling us he has a plan!

The first couple we just posted about, Nora and Dan. The next was Molly and Zach! Molly and Zach are a joy to be around and had a truly amazing wedding day. The day started with some rain showers as we were filming the ladies getting ready. Molly said before meeting Zach she would’ve been totally freaking out about it but so much of her attitude toward life has changed since knowing Zach. His easygoing approach helps her not worry too much about the details! Not to mention she and Zach are serious golfers and a golfer never lets a little rain stop them! So they had fun and enjoyed every minute of the day.

I loved filming at Daniel’s Vineyard for the second time in as many years. It was perfect with it’s covered patios for guests to be indoors and venture outside to overlook the vineyards. The grand ballroom was nicely decked out and perfect for their large group.

Vendors Include:

Photography, Emma Stoneking Photography
Entertainment, Dom Track Seven DJ
Florist, Deborah A Bride’s Choice Florist
Catering, Sarah Jacquie’s Cafe and Gourmet Catering
Desserts Heavenly Sweets Cakes/Noblesville, Indiana
Wedding Coordinator, Jessica Daniel’s Vineyard
Cinematography Vibrant Video Productions
Furniture Violet Vintage

 

Claire and Andrew’s Wedding at Fort Harrison State Park

I think charming and delightful is a good way to describe Claire and Andrew and their wedding day! Claire wanted an intimate sized wedding for close family and friends with an easygoing vibe which their space Fort Harrison provided. When we arrived they were staying in cozy side by side guest houses on the campus which were actually renovated captains houses. The grounds and gazebo were perfect for their ceremony and the reception hall at the Inn fit everyone comfortably for dinner. Their vendors were all very accommodating. We enjoyed working with the banquet facility,  2to1 photography and PBJ Pro DJ throughout the day. From the grounds of the Park to the amazing sunset photo session everything came together perfectly to create the most beautiful experience for them! Take a minute to check out their short film!!